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Devilishly Hot

Kathy Love

Brava

Trade Paperback

978‑0758265876

****1/2 

 

Annie Lou Riddle from Magnolia, Mississippi, couldn't believe her luck. She had just been handed a job as the personal assistant to Finola White, fashion icon and head of Hot!  magazine. This was the opportunity that Annie had been waiting for all of her life. Finally, she was going to be able to put her fashion design and journalism degrees to good use! There was just one teensy little problem--Finola White was a high level demon, and to work for her, Annie had to sign a seven‑year contract giving Finola control of her soul. One slip, one unfulfilled demand or just peevishness on Finola's part and Annie could be sent to Hell.  Her demands were unreasonable, her temper legendary and she had absolutely no compassion about the amount of time her assistants had to work in order to satisfy her outrageous demands. In fact, the reason Annie had gotten the job was because Finola had "disposed" of several of her previous assistants--twenty‑one to be exact. But after three grueling years, Annie managed to prevail.

 Detective Nick Rossi knew the minute he stepped off the elevator and crashed into a madly rushing Annie that this was one investigation that was definitely going to be different. The tingling sensation on the back of his neck instantly started up, but it wasn't because of Annie. It was the whole Hot! magazine setup. Something was definitely wrong, but Nick couldn't put his finger on it.

He was investigating the missing persons who had all been last seen working for Hot!; so that's where Nick was starting his investigation. But from his first look at Annie, he was in love. The only problem was that Finola had decided that she wanted Nick, and Nick was in serious danger because he was unaware that he was dealing with real demons.

Devilishly Hot is a continuation of a series, but it reads well alone. Readers won't get lost in this quirky pure‑love‑versus‑evil romance. Annie and Nick are perfect for each other, but Annie's so afraid of Nick losing his soul, she tries desperately to ignore her heart. The only problem this reviewer had with the story was the unrealistic, almost blasé way Nick reacts when he actually meets Satan in person. I would think not even true love could keep you from showing a little fear when facing the Prince of Darkness.

Lani Roberts

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Truth or Demon

Kathy Love

Brava

Trade Paperback

978‑0758231970

****1/2

 

     Killian O'Brien was a demon from the First Circle of Hell, very powerful and worked closely with Satan. His job was to escort the damned souls to their appropriate places in Hell, which wasn't easy, what with the crying and pleading and attempts at escape. Now he was in trouble with the Horned One because of the three screaming teenagers standing in front of him throwing popcorn at him while shouting, "Oh my God, he's real!" What the hell was going on? Then just as he was about to ask what had happened, he was hit on the head and knocked unconscious. When he woke up, he was still in the apartment with the screaming teenagers and an older girl who was looking at him funny.

     Poppy Reed needed a life. Oh, she had one, but it solely consisted of working and taking care of her younger sister. Their parents had been killed suddenly when Poppy was eighteen, and she had taken over the raising of her younger sister Daisy. She and Daisy lived in an apartment building, and Daisy and her two best friends, Madison and Emma, were inseparable. The three teenagers had decided that Poppy needed a boyfriend because all she did was take care of Daisy. So, after reading Jenny Bell, Demon Hunter, and trying one of her conjuring spells, they discovered the spell actually worked when Killian appeared. He was now in their power, could not return to Hell until he did what they asked, and that was to find Poppy a boyfriend. Until he did, he had to stay in an old lady's musty, floral‑decorated apartment with a mangy, fur‑matted demon cat from hell.
     Truth or Demon is one of the most hilarious paranormals that I've read in quite awhile. A powerful demon stuck in an old lady's apartment by three giggly teenage girls while trying to play matchmaker is definitely an innovative storyline. Poppy is delightful as she tries to figure out this gorgeous newcomer that her sister and cohorts have explained is one of the girl's cousin from Sweden, of all places! Neither Poppy nor Killian want a romance of any kind, but there's nothing they can do to stop the attraction that they feel. Even though our hero is a demon from Hell, this is one heavenly work of art with a twist and laugh in every chapter.
Lani Roberts
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